Storytelling in Japanese Art

Be captivated by the romance, intrigue, and glamour of the world of traditional Japanese tales and histories. Introduction by Masako Watanabe, senior research associate, Department of Asian Art. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Storytelling in Japanese Art (on view November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012)

Recorded: February 26, 2012


"A Happy Ending to a Sad Story: Rediscovered Illustrations for A Long Tale for an Autumn Night"
John Carpenter, curator, Department of Asian Art

"The War of the Twelve Animals: Anthropomorphosis and Allegory in Medieval Japan"
Sarah Thompson, assistant curator, Japanese Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Dragons, Jewels, and Powerful Women: Taishokan Paintings in Seventeenth-Century Japan"
Melanie Trede, professor, Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University

Akiko Sakurai performs selections from the great Japanese literary work The Tale of the Heike.

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